Icemank91 wrote:Don't give up! Also, if you have great ideas but can't always realize them, ask to do a collab with some one!
vzfamily wrote:You sound like me with my photography.
As someone who has the same attitude as you, I'll say what everyone says to me: DON'T give up. Use all of this as practice to continue to improve. Just because they have good software, if they weren't talented, it wouldn't be worth anything. Perfect what you can do using the software you have. I know it gets frustrating, but if this is something you enjoy doing, keep trying!
Don't many here use GIMP? (I was under the impression that they did). If so, I believe that's free!!
Thanks. I use GIMP. It's good at the layers, but not good for drawing shapes. It also can't do the fancy half-tones (easily) that voters seem to love.
bassanimation wrote:I used to have this same attitude when I first came here.
A lot of the time, Ebay has older versions of Adobe up for sale. Older versions are still wonderful and are just as capable as the newest version. It's all about your knowledge and raw skills. The programs can't do it all for you ^_~ Also, there is a great affordable program called Paint Tool SAI. I loooove that and it's very cheap. Open Canvas is also cheap and very popular with artists.
Try to hang in there! I have been where you are. It takes some time and practice, but try to have fun along the way .
Thanks. I'm unemployed, so pretty much nothing is affordable right now, but I appreciate the guidance.
I love doing the drawings on paper, but refining them with the computer frustrates the #*&% out of me, especially when the Gimp crashes for undetermined reasons.
I think part of the problem is I got tripped up by the FAQ. It suggests the Derby as an answer to "What if I have an idea for a t-shirt, but no previous design experience?" But that doesn't say only people with no experience can/should enter the derby.
Of course it does say, "If you’re one of those experienced, talented t-shirt designers we were talking about, contact us at email@example.com," in answer to "Can I design a T-shirt for Shirt.Woot?" but still, that doesn't preclude entering in the derby. So I should stop being a brat.
Well, I already have three designs as pencil line drawings on paper, two of which I'd done during the derbies but didn't have time to submit and the third I redrew (better) when I couldn't find the original. I've got a week to put them on computer, so there's no way I'm quitting this week.